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Five Words To Describe you?
Favorite pre studio traditions?
Last year, I used to get high and let my imagination spark. Now I just tune everything else out. I don’t pick up my phone, I don’t laugh and joke around that much, I just focus on getting that perfect sound onto the track in the hopes I can take hip hop to another level.
Top five biggest musical influences?
I would definitely have to say Nas, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, and Mick Jenkins.
Define the music industry
Now, I get criticized a lot for my opinions on the music industry but is usually by people who know little to nothing about it. So check it. There’s a video out there where Bobby Shmurda is performing “Computers” for the people at epic records. Now when you hear that song, it makes you wanna go dumb and act a fool because that beat just hits that hard. But these people at epic records are all white. There may be one or two black people but they were mostly white. While bobby shmurda is jumping on the table going dumb performing the song to them, the staff at epic records are staring at him with NO sudden movement. And when he’s done, they give him a nice warm round of applause. They fed him all the things he wanted to hear because they knew ignorance was marketable. Let me say that again…IGNORANCE IS MARKETABLE! I say that to say this: If any of the major labels decided they would like to pay me HUGE to sign one of their contracts, I will gladly decline and continue to stay independent unless I can sign with a rapper owned label. I refuse to sell my soul to a bunch of people who don’t give a damn about my career and only want to profit off of me. The music industry is really messed up. But it’s just Tar on the lungs. It’ll take more than this to give it cancer.
Any Shout outs?
I just wanna give a Shoutout to my lord and savior Jesus Christ who kept me safe in the biggest storms in my life. To my good men Tray Lew, James, Rico, Mehar, J Steeze, Dre Wilkins, Yung Flizzy, Tim, and Yonatan. And to all my supporters who’ve been down for me since the jump.
Name ten artists you want to work with